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20 murders a day in El Salvador

WITH more than 600 murders per month, El Salvador is now more dangerous than it was during its civil war. IN May, the Central American country recorded an average of 19.6 homicides per day. During the country’s civil war between 1980 and 1992, El Salvador saw an average of 17 …

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Iconic Manet painting for sale

ONE of the defining images of French impressionism is up for sale, as Sotheby’s auctions Edouard Manet’s Le Bar aux Folies-Bergere. THE auction house said on Monday that the painting will be offered at a June 24 sale in London, with an estimated price of STG15 million ($A29.97 million) to …

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UN official says Ebola will end in Sierra

THE United Nations’ Ebola chief says he believes it’s only a matter of weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends. BUT Dr David Nabarro says that stopping the deadly disease in Guinea will take more time because in some areas unsafe traditions still triumph over what’s good for …

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444 people in China ship disaster

A PASSENGER ship carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River in southern China, and just seven people have been rescued. FURTHER rescue work was underway, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The boat was going from Nanjing to the southwestern city of Chongqing when it sank …

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‘Fewer Species’ under new Aust research

PLANET Earth could be home to millions fewer species than previously thought, new research has claimed. AROUND 16 million fewer types of beetles and 30 million fewer types of terrestrial arthropods than calculated in the 1980s could actually exist, a study by researchers at Griffith University says. By developing a …

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Funding risk for papal commission: adviser

AN abuse survivor and member of Pope Francis’s child protection commission has expressed concern that George Pell is in charge of the panel’s finances. BRITISH advocate Peter Saunders on the weekend called on the Pope to sack Cardinal Pell as the Vatican’s financial chief over allegations he helped cover up …

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